- Wed 08 Dec 2021
Following the toughest year on record for charities it was great pleasure to be able to attend two recent events at Sandy Park to raise some vital funds for local charities.
The Wooden Spoon event held on Thursday 2nd December raises money for the well-known and established charity that raises money for childrens rugby and funds projects across the UK for children with disabilities. The Exeter Foundation was the second charity being supported at the event which helps support the various communities across Exeter and the surrounding areas.
With a full attendance following the absence of an event in 2020, there were high spirits and a clear determination to raise plenty of much needed funds for both charities through a combination of games, charity auction and raffle where by the end of the evening over £30,000 was raised. Those in attendance also got to experience an insightful Q&A by David Flatman with a selection of the Exeter Chiefs players including Jonny Hill, Luke Cowan-Dickie, and Stuart Hogg.
On Tuesday 7th December saw the return of the Lord Taverners event which supports young people with disabilities through sport and recreational activities for those most at risk including those from deprived areas across the region. Featuring comedian, Zoe Lyons, a quiz, raffle and another determined audience to raise as much money as possible on the day the event proved once again to be a huge success with over £60,000 raised.
Bradleys Managing Director, Chris Baxter, explained “It is more important than ever to help these charities and organisations following the last 18 months. Supporting our local communities is a key part of the Bradleys culture and has been since we opened our doors so we were delighted to be able to attend and contribute. It was great to see the number of local people looking to do the same and makes us proud of where we live and the making more people aware of these truly inspiring causes.”